Looking for some printable counting pennies worksheets for your young mathematician?
These simple worksheets will fit into any lesson plans, and they will definitely help you teach the value of a penny! They are appropriate for any grade level learning or reviewing the value of American coins.
Learning the value of each coin as students count money is such an important real world skill. It may be tempting to gloss over the penny since it can be seen as such an easy concept.
But that would be a mistake.
Counting money can be a pretty abstract concept for young learners, so it’s important to make sure students have a strong foundation to build on. Before students can understand US coins such as nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, or even the dollar bill – they need to understand the penny!
That doesn’t mean it can’t be fun though!
5 Printable Counting Pennies Worksheets: Just Click To Download!
There are 5 counting pennies worksheets so that you have a full week of material to work with.
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Please only use them in the homeschool, classroom, or co-op settings.
1. Counting Pennies in a Jar
If you haven’t already, explain to your student that each penny is worth one cent. If possible, give them real coins to see and touch.
Have your student then count the number of coins in each jar and right the total amount of money below.
You will notice that the cent sign is already added in for them. In later penny worksheets, they will draw it themselves.
2. Price Tags
Once your student understands that the penny is worth one cent, then you can start to have a little fun!
Have your student color and cut out these price tags. Give them some small items (i.e. pencils, erasers, notebook) to set up a store.
Give the child real or fake coins and allow them to shop the store with their money. This is a great way for them to gain a more concrete understanding of money.
This penny worksheet gives your child another opportunity to count and write the number of cents.
You will notice that this time they are shown the front and back of the penny. It can be confusing to a child that there is a front and back of a coin – and they have different images.
The child is also asked to write their own cent sign to go along with their answer.
4. How Much Money?
This simple worksheet is another great way for students to get hands-on with counting pennies!
Have your student cut out as many pennies as they want. Tell them they can cut out the number of pennies that matches their age, favorite number, people in their family, or another number that is significant to them.
Tell them that they glue the pennies into their jar in any design they like.
Have the student count the pennies and write the amount of money on the provided lines.
If they do not write their own cent sign, be sure to remind them.
5. Menu Math
This is the perfect worksheet to end a week of studying pennies!
What kid doesn’t want to order off a menu full of burgers, pancakes, and hotdogs!
Consider providing your student with real coins to place in the boxes instead of just drawing circles.
They can color the food for a little extra fun too!
Recap: Counting Pennies Worksheets
Learning the basics of counting money is a crucial skill.
Remember that kids need lots of review. Even if they are struggling now, their skills will build with time.
Just be patient, encouraging, and try to make it fun!